Wilmer J. Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in South Pasadena, CA

Wilmer Harris Law
715 Fremont Avenue, Suite A
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone: 626-441-4129
Fax: 626-283-5770
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee (80%), Civil Rights (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Harris graduated from Stanford University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Economics, with Distinction, and Honors in Humanities. Mr. Harris was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa in 1985. Mr. Harris graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1990, earning Order of the Coif honors and American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence, Moot Court and Remedies.  Mr. Harris worked as Law Clerk to the Honorable David W. Williams for one year after his law school graduation. He entered private practice thereafter, practicing business litigation for two years with the law firms Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler and Blanc, Williams, Johnston & Kronstadt.  In January 1994, Mr. Harris joined the Law Offices of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. His practice area changed dramatically as he began representing clients in civil rights cases. In August 1995, Mr. Harris joined the firm (named Schonbrun De Simone Seplow Harris& Hoffman in 1999) where he concentrates primarily on the representation of employees in disputes with employers. In November 1999, Mr. Harris opened the Pasadena office of the firm where he remains the resident partner. Mr. Harris speaks regularly on employment law issues for the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In July 2004, Mr. Harris won a $1.6 million judgment in a race discrimination and retaliation action. In August 2006, Mr. Harris received a $1.8 million judgment in a disability discrimination/failure to accommodate case.  Mr. Harris has been selected as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine. Mr. Harris has served on the State Bar of California Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the California Employment Lawyers Association.

About Wilmer J. Harris

Admitted: 1990, California


  • For the 2010-2011 year, Mr. Harris served as Chair of the California State Bar Labor & Employment Executive Comittee., Chair, Labor & Employment Executive Committee, California State Bar

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mr. Harris served on the Board of Directors of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and on the Executive Committee of the State Bar Labor & Employment Section.  Mr. Harris is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the John M. Langston Bar Association., 2009
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Office Location for Wilmer J. Harris

715 Fremont Avenue
Suite A
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Last Updated: 7/30/2021

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